NEW YORK, NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 23, 2015
NewYork-Presbyterian is one of a select few hospitals in the country to be honored by The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) for reducing its energy consumption. The hospital received the Energy to Care Award for cutting energy consumption by 10 percent or greater over the course of three years at four of its campuses:
- NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital achieved a 10 percent reduction.
- NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center achieved a 15 percent reduction.
- NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center achieved a 10 percent reduction.
- NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division achieved a 15 percent reduction.
“We are extremely honored to be recognized for our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint,” said Dr. Steven J. Corwin, CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. “NewYork-Presbyterian is committed to promoting sustainability through energy-efficient practices as it improves the health of our patients, protects our staff, and is the right thing to do for our community and the environment.”
The Energy to Care Award is administered through ASHE’s Energy to Care program, which encourages healthcare providers to significantly reduce their environmental footprint.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive hospitals and a leading provider of inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine. With some 2,600 beds and more than 6,500 affiliated physicians and 20,000 employees, NewYork-Presbyterian had more than 2 million visits in 2013, including close to 15,000 infant deliveries and more than 310,000 emergency department visits. NewYork-Presbyterian comprises six campuses: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. The hospital is also closely affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area, according to U.S. News & World Report, and consistently named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation. Affiliated with two world-renowned medical schools, Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. For more information, visit http://www.nyp.org.